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Topic: Gene Cafe support (8 msgs / 280 lines)
1) From: homeroast
Good Morning --
I know I've seen this topic discussed on the list before, but my  
archive search was unsuccessful.
Who do I call for Gene Cafe support?  My unit stopped hitting temp --  
it tries like crazy to get past 450 and dives back down to 415.  Tries  
again...dives back down.  The machine was always capable of hitting  
the 482 mark if I pushed it in the past.  (It's about four months old.)
I managed to pretty much destroy two batches verifying that temp is  
indeed not going to go up.  So!  I need an expert.  Haven't I seen a  
name floating around on the list?
Thanks in advance for suggestions, advice, and comments.
JAY

2) From: homeroast
Fresh Beans, Inc. (http://www.freshbeansinc.com) - U.S Warranty Repairs
Tim Skaling
Phone: 435-940-1616
Fax: 435-940-1964
Email: skales
alternate #s: 435-940-1616, (888) 757-2326
Fresh Beans Inc.
6436 Business Park Loop Unit G
Park City, Utah 84098
Ship to address:
Fresh Beans Inc.
PO Box 982410
Park City, Utah 84098
Respectfully,
Eddie
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Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Jan 16, 2008 7:23 AM, Jay Trunzo  wrote:
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3) From: homeroast
This is exactly what I'm experiencing on my 16-month old (and therefore 
out of warranty) GeneCafe. Although it does manage to zip on up into 
the 470s every several roasts (this with an ambient air temp in the 
60s).
It's been OK for me, since I roast C+ most of the time. But I do have 
to do some espresso, so...
Roger
Sierra Madre, CA
On Jan 16, 2008, at 5:23 AM, Jay Trunzo wrote:
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4) From: homeroast
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If I may throw in my 2 cents, my Gene Cafe started to do this too after
about 8-10 months of use. I thoroughly cleaned both the chafe catcher as
well as the roaster, short of taking everything apart.  I noticed expecially
the chafe catcher had some restriction of air flow which seemed to be the
culprit.  Once I had done this, I had no problem with the roaster obtaining
and maintaining temperature.
OMMV.
Steve
On 1/17/08, Roger Lebow  wrote:
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If I may throw in my 2 cents, my Gene Cafe started to do this too after about 8-10 months of use. I thoroughly cleaned both the chafe catcher as well as the roaster, short of taking everything apart.  I noticed expecially the chafe catcher had some restriction of air flow which seemed to be the culprit.  Once I had done this, I had no problem with the roaster obtaining and maintaining temperature.
OMMV.
 
Steve
 
On 1/17/08, Roger Lebow <cellomojo> wrote:
This is exactly what I'm experiencing on my 16-month old (and therefore
out of warranty) GeneCafe. Although it does manage to zip on up into
the 470s every several roasts (this with an ambient air temp in the
60s).
It's been OK for me, since I roast C+ most of the time. But I do have
to do some espresso, so...
Roger
Sierra Madre, CA
On Jan 16, 2008, at 5:23 AM, Jay Trunzo wrote:
> Good Morning --
>
> I know I've seen this topic discussed on the list before, but my
> archive search was unsuccessful.
>
> Who do I call for Gene Cafe support?  My unit stopped hitting temp --
> it tries like crazy to get past 450 and dives back down to 415.  Tries
> again...dives back down.  The machine was always capable of hitting
> the 482 mark if I pushed it in the past.  (It's about four months
> old.)
>
> I managed to pretty much destroy two batches verifying that temp is
> indeed not going to go up.  So!  I need an expert.  Haven't I seen a
> name floating around on the list?
>
> Thanks in advance for suggestions, advice, and comments.
>
> JAY
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5) From: homeroast
During periodic cleanings, it is advisable to the clean the intake
screen (very fine mesh) under the Gene Cafe to prevent air flow
restriction.  For a picture reference, look here:http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id6&thread_idG3Respectfully,
Eddie
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Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Jan 18, 2008 10:46 AM, Steven Sobel  wrote:
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6) From: homeroast
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GREAT point, steve!
  I recently had to replace mine (again!) and tim skales said it may be the chaff collector so sent me a new one and i really DO think that was contributing! I am going to start brushing the inside---a wire brush should work well......and blowing air thru it regularly too, to de-clogg it as much as possible.
  thanks for the feedback!
Steven Sobel  wrote:
    If I may throw in my 2 cents, my Gene Cafe started to do this too after about 8-10 months of use. I thoroughly cleaned both the chafe catcher as well as the roaster, short of taking everything apart.  I noticed expecially the chafe catcher had some restriction of air flow which seemed to be the culprit.  Once I had done this, I had no problem with the roaster obtaining and maintaining temperature. 
  OMMV.
   
  Steve
  On 1/17/08, Roger Lebow  wrote:   This is exactly what I'm experiencing on my 16-month old (and therefore
out of warranty) GeneCafe. Although it does manage to zip on up into 
the 470s every several roasts (this with an ambient air temp in the
60s).
It's been OK for me, since I roast C+ most of the time. But I do have
to do some espresso, so...
Roger
Sierra Madre, CA 
On Jan 16, 2008, at 5:23 AM, Jay Trunzo wrote:
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7) From: homeroast
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absolutley---and tim skales had me actually cut thru the mesh with an exacto knife to increase circulation---not sure if it really makes a difference or not tho.......
Eddie Dove  wrote:  During periodic cleanings, it is advisable to the clean the intake
screen (very fine mesh) under the Gene Cafe to prevent air flow
restriction. For a picture reference, look here:http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id6&thread_idG3Respectfully,
Eddie
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Instead, tell the storm how big your God is.
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I too have had the same issues. Like others have mentioned, a good cleaning
of the chaff collector did the trick.  I try to remove the inner screen and
give it a good wash after every ten roasts.  No problems recently.
Gregg T
On Jan 18, 2008 1:42 PM, Lisa J. Carton  wrote:
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I too have had the same issues. Like others have mentioned, a good cleaning of the chaff collector did the trick.  I try to remove the inner screen and give it a good wash after every ten roasts.  No problems recently.  
 
Gregg T
 
 
On Jan 18, 2008 1:42 PM, Lisa J. Carton <lisajcarton> wrote:
absolutley---and tim skales had me actually cut thru the mesh with an exacto knife to increase circulation---not sure if it really makes a difference or not tho....... 
Eddie Dove <southcoastcoffeeroaster> wrote: 
During periodic cleanings, it is advisable to the clean the intake
screen (very fine mesh) under the Gene Cafe to prevent air flow
restriction. For a picture reference, look here:
http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id6&thread_idG3Respectfully,
Eddie
-- 
Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead, tell the storm how big your God is.
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http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Jan 18, 2008 10:46 AM, Steven Sobel wrote:
> If I may throw in my 2 cents, my Gene Cafe started to do this too after
> about 8-10 months of use. I thoroughly cleaned both the chafe catcher as
> well as the roaster, short of taking everything apart. I noticed expecially
> the chafe catcher had some restriction of air flow which seemed to be the
> culprit. Once I had done this, I had no problem with the roaster obtaining
> and maintaining temperature.
> OMMV.
>
> Steve
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